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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Right decision to move on Consult all stakeholders

Good that the State Government has decided to move on. Obviously given the fact that the President has withheld or rejected the Protection of...

International Day Against Drug Abuse Saying no to intoxicants

It affects not only the individual user but also the family and society at large. And yes Manipur knows this well. Can’t really say...

Two wrongs do not make a right Crippling RIMS for two days

Two wrongs do not make a right. This obviously blew over the heads of all concerned and what one saw was RIMS being literally...

Failing to define who is a Manipuri Not enough homework done

Apparent that no homework was done before the three Bills were passed by the State Assembly on August 31 last year and later referred...

Bandh, blockade, public curfew Don’t hold the future to ransom

Bandh, blockade, public curfew. These are all terms which have been synonymous with the place for long and if no serious thought is given...

Noteworthy initiative from 515 individuals Preparing the stage for a dialogue

Negotiate. Discuss. Talk things over. This is the mantra that 515 people drawn from different communities have floated so that the Joint Committee on...

Contrasting voices from the hills and valley The tug of war continues

There can be no winner here. But everyone seems blind to this. Or prefer to be blind and this is where the tragedy lies....

Tributes in the valley, shutdown in the hills Highlight the common future

Paying tributes to the June 18 martyrs at Imphal while a shutdown was on in the hill areas of Manipur. Resentment against the ‘continuous...

Drug abuse and opium cultivation

Amidst all the turmoil over economic blockade and counter economic blockade came the news “Punjab is trending, but Mizoram and Manipur may be equally...

AFSPA and ‘attempt to commit suicide’

Irom Sharmila who has not touched a morsel of food for the past 16 years was produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate,...

Banality of governance

Amidst all the sound and fury on the streets Manipur has become so accustomed to, so many other governmental misdeeds have been allowed to...

Blockades and counter blockades

Even if the anguish is understandable, it is really disturbing. Of course we are talking about the ongoing economic blockade and counter economic blockade....

Re-organisations of districts and ethnicity

We are afraid turbulent days are ahead. Not that these days are peaceful by any yardstick. In fact, a host of public issues have...

Mind colonisation

In a hyperbolic way, there is so much similarity between insurgency and gender problems. Both are all, in a profound sense, “a state of...
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